Rachael’s mother is a civil engineer, so from an early age, Rachel was exposed to engineering and hydropower. She originally pursued structural engineering, but then switched to geotechnology, a combination of geology and engineering. After interning with the company while in graduate school, Rachael made the transition to a full-time position when she earned her degree.
Rachael begins her day by checking with the field staff to see if they have any major concerns that need to be addressed. Then, with her group, she performs design calculations for new projects and supports the overall delivery of those projects. There’s always more to learn, and Rachael appreciates her colleagues’ open-door policy and technical guidance.